Trying to solve the spray problem with motorized catarafts, WITHOUT building heavy, solid, floor panels out of UHMV (for example). There's gotta be a lighter, more portable solution?
My latest idea is to use a really heavy duty tarp, tucked under & lashed to the side rails, following the contour of the tubes down and across the top of the cataraft floor, with all the gear piled on top, to hold it down. The fore and aft edges of the tarp would also be lashed to cross-bars. The one in the bow might? be sloped upward and lashed to the high crossbar, while the stern edge would be lashed down flat to allow water to drain overboard out of the stern. The stern would also ride lower, while under power, to further promote drainage.
Is this a workable theory? Or has someone already "been there, done that" and it didn't work!